The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 6, 2014

What's 2 Do in Enid, Area

Enid News & Eagle

First Friday

6-9 p.m. tonight

Downtown Enid

OK, so you’re not going to see anyone performing outdoors in short sleeves. But you can enjoy lots of food, music and fun tonight in downtown Enid — despite the cold weather.

Take some time out of your schedule to enjoy these and other events tonight:

• Angel Delight Bakery, Catering & Tea Room — Celebrating 10 years in business. Nacho cheese fountain with chips, chili and a variety of salsas available for $5, as well as a chocolate fountain with fruits, cookies and other goodies for $5. Located at Park and Washington, just south of downtown.

• B Hip Kids — Refreshments and sale. Located at 207 N. Independence.

• Brand Name Exchange — Storewide sale. Located at 116 W. Randolph.

• Cafe Garcia and Callahan’s — Both open late. Located at 324 S. Grand and 220 N. Independence, respectively.

• Creative HQ — Food, live music by Those Guys and art activities for the kids. Hot chocolate available for free. Located at 222 E. Maple.

• Downtown Kitchen Store — Specials and Valentine’s treats. Located at 401 S. Grand.

• Enid Symphony Center — The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Program will present “Starting Line,” a free art exhibition featuring students from the 2013 Fall Studio Art Minor classes. Located in the Jane Champlin Art Gallery inside Enid Symphony Center, 301 W. Broadway.

• Grand Avenue Lighting — Keepsakes, cupcakes and door prizes. Located at 323 S. Grand.

• Laney’s Cupcakes & Gourmet Sandwiches — Cupcake decorating for kids, $3.25. Located at 101 N. Grand.

• Maple Place Bed & Breakfast — Product samples available. Located at 418 W. Maple.

• Our Family Pet Shop — Free entry drawing for dog toys, fish and small animals for kids. Also, face painting, weather permitting. Located at 119 S. Grand.

• Panevino — Open until 11 p.m. Reservations suggested. Located at 124 W. Randolph.

• Pearl Junkie — Open late. Located at 209 N. Independence.

• Turquoise Boutique — Sale. Located at 124 N. Independence.


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African-American History Month events scheduled

In celebration of African-American History Month, the Langston University Gospel Choir will perform a free gospel concert 3 p.m. Feb. 16 at University Place Christian Church, 2107 E. Broadway. The public is invited to attend.

From 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 24, the Inter-Racial Women’s Club of Enid will host a review and discussion of the book “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander in the Great Plains Room at Enid Public Library.

The Rev. Dr. Thelma Chambers Young, pastor of University Place Christian Church and a staff psychologist at the Veterans Hospital in Oklahoma City, will present the book and lead the discussion.

For more information, email Martha Hatt at


Feb. 7-13

EVENT [Saturday]

Hennessey Hometown Hootenanny, 7 p.m., Hennessey Public Library Auditorium, 525 S. Main. Admission is $4 for adults and $1 for children. Featuring Jarod Cross, Abby Carllson, Pearl Kale, Vonnie Chestnut, Christopher Choate, Cottonwood Cloggers and Buck Goucher. Refreshments at intermission. Open mic at 6:30. For more information, go to

EVENT [Wednesday]

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn, noon, J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation Temporary Exhibit Gallery at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. Topic is Banking in Oklahoma, presented by author Dr. Michael J. Hightower. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.

Feb. 14-20

MUSIC [Friday-Saturday]

Valentine at Pops with Helen Welch, 8 p.m., Enid Symphony Hall, 301 W. Broadway. Tickets are priced $15 to $70 and may be purchased at For more information, call (580) 237-9646.

EVENT [Friday]

Valentine’s Day Gala, 6 p.m., Leonardo’s Children’s Museum, 200 E. Maple. Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple. Proceeds benefit Youth and Family Services Emergency Youth Shelter. For more information, call (580) 233-7220.

EVENT [Saturday]

Trot 4 Trykes, 9 a.m., beginning at The Non-Profit Center in downtown Enid. Register ($25 for adults, $15 for those under 12) until Feb. 12 at Race-day registration also available. Awards will be given to top male and female finishers in each age group. For more information, email

Feb. 21-27

THEATER [Friday-Saturday]

Gaslight Dinner Theatre: ‘The 39 Steps,’ 7 p.m., Gaslight Theatre, 221 N. Independence. Dinner served at 7, performance starts at 8. Tickets can be purchased at For more information, call (580) 234-2307.

MUSIC [Saturday]

American Red Cross presents Dueling Pianos with Noel and Dan, 6 p.m., Convention Hall, 301 S. Independence. Annual fundraiser for Cimarron Valley Chapter of American Red Cross. For more information, call (580) 237-5994.


Museums and daily activities

Railroad Museum of Oklahoma

702 N. Washington

(580) 233-3051

Hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays and all major holidays and adverse weather.

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

507 S. 4th St.

(580) 237-1907

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Sundays, Mondays, New Years’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. For more admission info, go to the website.

Simpson’s Old Time Museum

228 E. Randolph Ave.

(580) 234-4998

Hours: 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Leonardo’s Children’s Museum

200 E. Maple

(580) 233-2787

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday. Admission: All-day pass, $7, children under 2 are free. Groups of 12 or more is $5. Memberships available.

Northern Oklahoma College Enid Observatory

Northern Oklahoma College Enid campus at the corner of Randolph and Michael Hedges

(580) 548-2399

Hours begin at dusk Thursday. To schedule a large group, call the number above.

Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center & Museum

616 Leona Mitchell Blvd.

(580) 237-6989 or 402-2524

Did we miss anything? Email for submissions of exhibits, art galleries, etc.